Should Parents Dictate School Reforms?Under a provision known as the “parent trigger,” if 50 percent of parents at a given school sign a petition, the school board must choose among several options, including closing the campus, converting to a charter, or replacing the principal and other administrators.
In Delaware to convert an exsiting failing public school to a charter it takes a vote of more than 50% parents and more than 50% teachers. Governor Markell refuses to call for changing Delaware’s charter school law to empower parents. Was markell warned by $$$ powerful education reformers no to allow exsiting public schools to convert to a charter? Don’t rock the boat! Right Jack !